COURT ROOM COMBAT: Semper Fi!

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    Thumbs up COURT ROOM COMBAT: Semper Fi!

    Courtroom combat - Semper Fi !

    The U.S. justice system should not tolerate even minor assaults on
    military personnel. In the case of an Illinois Marine, we're glad to
    see the system work, even if it took an Internet-generated push.
    Thanks to a few Marines, both active-duty and retired, the story ends
    well.

    On Dec. 1, Chicago lawyer Jay Grodner took offense at "Semper Fi"
    Marine Corps license plates on a black BMW. So the anti-war activist
    keyed the car.

    The car's owner, Marine Sgt. Michael McNulty, saw him do it and had him arrested.

    The police wanted to charge Grodner with a misdemeanor. McNulty held out for a felony charge, which the damage warranted. The prosecutor felt it was a minor case and urged the parties to make a deal, but neither was inclined to do so.

    Complicating matters was the fact that McNulty was en route to Camp Pendleton for his second deployment to Iraq. He was slated to report Jan. 2. The case was set for Dec. 31.

    At this point, a military-affairs blogger, BLACKFIVE, posted the story.

    A BlackFive reader attended the Dec. 31 hearing and reported a crowd in the courtroom supporting McNulty, along with a new prosecutor:

    Patrick Kelley, USMC 1969-72.

    Grodner also had the misfortune of having his case assigned to Judge William O'Malley, USMC 1961-64.

    The case was resolved Monday when Grodner pleaded guilty. The judge couldn't resist a little lecture.

    From the transcript:

    "You probably also wondered why there was a whole crowd of people here today, Mr. Grodner....

    That's because there is a little principle that the Marine Corps has and has had since 1775, when they had fought and lost their lives so that people like you could enjoy the freedom of this country; and that is a little proverb that we follow, that no Marine is left behind.

    "So, Sgt. McNulty couldn't be here, but other Marines showed in his
    stead. Take him away."

    Grodner will do community service, spend a year on probation, pay
    restitution and then, if his promise to a newspaper columnist can be
    believed, move to France.

    To the online Marine community, congratulations on a gratifying
    victory.

    And to Sgt. McNulty, come home safe.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

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    That just about brings a tear. Awesome.
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    Now that made me smile.
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    I doubt if Grodner knows why there is a France to go to.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I doubt if Grodner knows why there is a France to go to.

    +1

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    How about revoking this turd's license to practice law while we're at it?
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    How about revoking this turd's license to practice law while we're at it?
    Somebody must have sent a letter or two along with a copy of court documents highlighting the conviction to the bar.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Wink Sure....

    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Somebody must have sent a letter or two along with a copy of court documents highlighting the conviction to the bar.
    I think this Think is an ummmm "automatic" action in cases involving LIARS I mean ummm er LAWYERS who're convicted of a felony.
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    And this... oh shoot, can't say that here... lawyer practices law, yet keys a Marine's car?

    I hope that slimeball reaps what he sows 10-fold.

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    Haha, awesome story.

    Scumbag got what he deserved.
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    Great outcome

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    Well Grodner..."C'est la Vie"
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    Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    +1

    Congrats Marine.
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